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Francis Barrington

Birthplace: Barrington Hall, Essex, England, Great Britain
Death: Died in England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Thomas Barrington, MP and Hon. Winifred Pole
Husband of Lady Joan Barrington
Father of Joan Everard; Lady Elizabeth Barrington; Robert Barrington, MP; Ruth Barrington; Winifred Barrington and 4 others
Brother of Katherine Bourchier and Henry Barrington, MP
Half brother of Elizabeth Barrington

Occupation: Baronet, MP, lawyer
Managed by: Kira Rachele Jay
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About Sir Francis Barrington, MP, 1st Baronet Barrington

From the book "Baronetage of England," published 1806: This family is descended from Sir Odynell Barrington, or Barentone, a Saxon, descended from Barrington, who served Queen Emma, wife of King Ethelred, father of Edward the Confessor. Eustachius de Barentone, son of Barentone the Saxon, died in the time of King Stephen.

From him, the fifteenth in descent was FRANCIS, the first Baronet, knighted on the accession of King James I to the English crown. He married Joan, daughter of Sir Henry Cromwell, alias Williams, Knt. and had issue four sons and five daughters : 1, Thomas; 2, Robert; 3, Francis; and 4, John. The daughters were, Elizabeth, Mary, Winifred, Ruth, and Joan. Sir Francis died in 1623, and was succeeded by his eldest son, II. Sir THOMAS.

This baronetcy was established June 29, 1611 and was still in existance when the book above was published in 1806, with nine baronets between 1611 and 1806.,_1st_Baronet

Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Baronet (c. 1570 – 3 July 1628)[1] was an English politician, barrister and baronet. He was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Barrington and his second wife Winifred Pole, youngest daughter of the 1st Baron Montagu.[2] Barrington was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Essex in the Parliament of England from 1601 until 1628.[1] Barrington was knighted in 1603 on the accession of King James I of England,[3] and in 1605, he was called to the bar by Gray's Inn.[4] On 29 June 1611, he was made a Baronet, of Barrington Hall, in the County of Essex, in the newly erected Baronetage of England.[3]

He married Joan Cromwell, daughter of Sir Henry Cromwell and was therefore uncle by marriage to the future Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell.[5] They had nine children, four sons and five daughters.[2] Barrington was succeeded in the baronetcy by his oldest son Thomas.[2][6] [edit]Notes

^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 8 April 2009. ^ a b c Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke. ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. pp. 43. ^ a b Collins, Arthur (1741). The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. I. London: Thomas Wotton. pp. 71–72. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Bt". Retrieved 4 January 2009. ^ Courthope, William (1835). Synopsis of the Extinct Baronetage of England. London: G. Woodfall. pp. 16. ^ Noble, pp. 46,47


  • Mark Noble (1784). Memoirs of the Protectorate-house of Cromwell: Deduced from an Early Period, and Continued Down to the Present Time,..., Volume 2, Printed Pearson and Rollason.'''

Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Bt. was born circa 1570.2 He was the son of Sir Thomas Barrington and Winifred Pole.1 He married Joan Cromwell, daughter of Sir Henry Cromwell and Joan Warren.2 He died on 3 July 1628.2 His will was probated on 12 July 1628.2


Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Bt. held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Essex between 1601 and 1628.2 He was invested as a Knight on 7 May 1603 at Theobalds, Hertfordshire, England.2 He was admitted to Gray's Inn on 19 March 1605/6.2 He was created 1st Baronet Barrington, of Barrington Hall [in Hatfield Broadoak], co. Essex [England] on 29 June 1611.1,2

Child of Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Bt. and Joan Cromwell

  • Sir Thomas Barrington, 2nd Bt.+2 d. c Sep 1644


  • [S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 16. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.
  • [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume I, page 28. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.'s_Inn'''

The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, commonly known as Gray's Inn, is one of the four Inns of Court (professional associations for barristers and judges) in London. To be called to the Bar and practise as a barrister in England and Wales, an individual must belong to one of these Inns. Located at the intersection of High Holborn and Gray's Inn Road, the Inn is both a professional body and a provider of office accommodation (chambers) for many barristers. It is ruled by a governing council called "Pension", made up of the Masters of the Bench (or "Benchers"), and led by the Treasurer, who is elected to serve a one-year term. The Inn is known for its gardens, or Walks, which have existed since at least 1597.''' Sir FRANCIS, the 1st bart., knt. of the shire for Essex, in the 48th of Elizabeth, and knighted on the accession of king James I. to the English crown; m. Joan, da. of sir Henry Cromwell, alias Williams, knt., and sister of sir Oliver Cromwell, knt., and had issue,

  * 1. Sir THOMAS, 2d bart.
  • 2. Robert, m. Dorothy, da. of sir Thomas Eden, and widow of -Barrett, esq., brother to sir Edward; by whom he left issue.
  • 3. Francis, who, by a da. of Mr. Richard Doucet, had a son, Francis.
  • 4. John, a captain, who d. in Germany.
  • 5. Elisabeth, m. 1st, sir James Altham, knt; and 2dly, sir William Masham, bart.
  • 6. Mary m. Sir Gilbert Gerard, bart
  • 7. Winifred, m. Sir William Meux, knt.
  • 8. Ruth, m. sir George Lamplugh knt.
  • 9. Joan, m. Sir Richard Everard, bart.
Sir Francis d. 1623, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir Thomas.
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